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Government & Politics

Rapidian on the street: The Last Supper

Submitted 09-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

What are visitors thinking about Julie Green's work at The Fed Galleries at KCAD, where hundreds of plates depict last meal requests on death row?


Instruments of Hope invites all to take meditative walk on International Day of Peace

Submitted 09-15-2015 under NEWS

Sculptor Mic Carlson's statue of St Francis will be in the garden, and the Threshold Choir Group will sing along the walk in the woods.


Mayor answers citizen questions live on City Connection

Submitted 09-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions live on Monday from 5-6 p.m., like a question about supporting local food from Levi Gardner.


Citizens needed to fill City of Grand Rapids boards and commissions

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NEWS

City officials are specifically looking to increase the diversity in citizen boards and commissions, and is encouraging women and people of color to get involved in City governance.


Local residents head to polls to select next mayor

Submitted 08-04-2015 under NEWS

Today is election day. Remember to get out to vote and remember your rights.


Mayor to answer questions live in monthly City Connection show

Submitted 08-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tune in live on Monday, August 3 to see the mayor's responses to citizen questions live, on air, on GRTV Channel 24 and live-streaming here on The Rapidian.


Mayoral candidates face off in final debate before Tuesday election

Submitted 08-03-2015 under NEWS

The four mayoral candidates participated in a debate focused primarily on income inequality at Loosemore Auditorium before Tuesday's election.


Story Matters: Christine Helms-Maletic looks for a mayor that cares about entire city

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Christine Helms-Maletic says she believes that even with a "weak mayor" city system, our local mayor can still be strongly influential if they take advantage of their bully pulpit opportunities.


Story Matters: Katie Gordon appreciates focus on income, racial inequalities at mayoral debate

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

After Thursday night's mayoral debate on income inequality, two-year Grand Rapidian Katie Gordon says she is looking forward to a mayor that will continue the legacy of Mayor Heartwell's work to make Grand Rapids a progressive, inclusive city.


Candidates answer citizen questions on gentrification, race, police, LGBTQIA

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NEWS

As Tuesday's primary elections near, we gather last answers from our mayoral candidates to citizen questions on social ills and issues.